York Musical Society (YMS) is a large and friendly choral society, directed by David Pipe. The choir sings most of its concerts in the wonderful setting of York Minster.

YMS has contributed to the musical life of the city of York since 1876.

We look forward to seeing you at our concerts, annual workshop and other events. We always welcome new members and Friends of YMS.
Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings, 7.30–9.30pm, in the Shepherd Hall at St Olave’s School, York. 
For more details, see the
Get Involved page of this website – click here

Our 2019/20 season of concerts at York Minster is sponsored by Shepherd Group.


Choral Workshop – Rutter: Requiem
Saturday 18th January 2020, 10am–5pm
Millthorpe School, York
Sorry, this event is now full. Look out for our next workshop in January 2021
and our open rehearsal in the Festival of Ideas in June 2020.

For details (if you already have a ticket) – click here


Requiem Aeternam
Fauré: Requiem
Michael Haydn: Requiem
Saturday 28th March 2020, 7.30pm
York Minster
For tickets – click here


Splendours of the Baroque
Vivaldi: Gloria
Marcello: Trumpet Concerto in D minor
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel: Coronation Anthems
Saturday 13th June 2020, 7.30pm
York Minster

Photos of recent concerts and other events can be seen on our Gallery page


Support YMS by becoming a singing member, Friend or benefactor.